José Díaz-Balart may have two brothers who have been Republican congressmen, but he's joining the Democrats' favorite news network. The Telemundo news veteran is making the jump to English airwaves by hosting a daily 10 a.m. MSNBC show from Miami.
The Daily Show and The Colbert Report have gotten to satirize a lot of things over the years, but they've never gotten a chance to rip into a sitting member of the U.S. Congress getting busted for drugs. That's because no such thing had happen during the shows' runs until Southwest Florida Congressm ... More >>
Shortly after Charlie Crist announced he'd be running for governor as a Democrat on Monday, word came that he'd be doing his first big cable news interview as a candidate on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews. Crist was likely hoping this would be a chance to raise his national profile among MSN ... More >>
Season 11 of Top Chef, the Bravo cooking competition that paved the way for the cooking-show craze, premieres tonight. This time, the cheftestants compete in New Orleans, where regulars Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, and Gail Simmons are joined by Emeril Lagasse and Hugh Acheson. Though some critic ... More >>
WFOR is apparently shaking up its news anchor lineup once again. Former Fox News anchor Rick Folbaum starts next month, and according to Gossip Extra he'll be taking over Elliot Rodriguez's main anchor role.
Chef, restaurateur, and Food Network personality Geoffrey Zakarian is working hard -- and playing hard at this year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival.Zakarian, who makes the trip to Miami each year with his wife, Margaret, is appearing at multiple festival events, hosting a magnificent A-list i ... More >>
Here in Florida we still haven't decided who we're going to award our 29 electoral votes too, and unlike 2000 it doesn't matter one bit."For once, Florida's clusterfucker is irrelevant," declared Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. "It's like hearing, 'Good news America, the tumor on your dong is benign. ... More >>
Calling all Miami Top Chef fans. Clear your calendars because you're about to set sail on the Top Chef cruise.That's right, mateys. Top Chef: The Cruise sets sail April 11, 2013 from the Port of Miami. The cruise, on board the Celebrity Constellation, will give fans of the Bravo cooking competition ... More >>
Instead of a Jersey Shore rerun or Teen Mom marathon, several viewers who tuned into MTV just before midnight caught a scrolling message informing them that their beloved "music" network had been scrapped, triggering an accusatory, billion-dollar he said/she said shouting match between two media ind ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain is putting more on his plate to chew on. The author and host of Travel Channel's No Reservations has just signed on to host an as-yet-untitled weekend show on CNN, as part of the cable network's expansion from news-only to food and travel shows.Launching in early 2013, the show will ... More >>
Looks like Star Island is losing one of its longtime celebrity residents. Comedian and talk show host Rosie O'Donnell has put her 11,000-square-foot spread on the market for a whopping $19.5 million. The real estate move comes just days after O'Donnell's talk show on Oprah's OWN network was cance ... More >>
Famous for cooking rich Southern cuisine, Paula Deen received mixed press after announcing she had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. "I've never recommended that people go into their kitchen and prepare these fattening meals every day," she said. "But I'm feeling a little vulnerable." Truth is ... More >>
It's well known that if it bleeds it leads on South Florida FOX affiliate WSVN, but local DirecTV costumers could be missing all that blood and a lot more if the station doesn't come to an agreement with the satellite provider. Channel 7's parent company and DirecTV have until midnight tonight to ... More >>
Cults were one of indie music's biggest breakout acts of 2011, landing on several Best of 2011 lists and cementing their spot among the blogosphere's buzz-worthiest bands. But what's an indie-pop group to do between albums? Sing holiday songs on children's television. Our internet friends over ... More >>
Food NetworkRoot for the home team - Zakarian is throwing a party at Tudor HouseThe season four premiere of Food Network's Iron Chef America is October 30th at 9 p.m. Alton Brown hosts the weekly chef-on-chef competition.This year's contestants read like a culinary who's who, with ten celebrity c ... More >>
Newsflash! Turns out that network TV execs' massive hard-on isn't limited to sitcoms starring rappers. Apparently, they find whiteboy rap-rockers supersexy and crazy funny too. Last week, we here at Crossfade chuckled about the fact that former Rollin 20s Crip, gangsta rapper, and proud daddy S ... More >>
Just days after the resignation of CEO Jerry Powers, it seems Plum TV is headed for an uncertain future. Plum airs luxury lifestyle coverage on cable networks in a few high-end markets across America, including Miami Beach, Nantucket and Aspen, and recently launched magazines in Miami and the Ham ... More >>
Perhaps the solution to Miami's economic problems is the same as your abuela's solution to boredom: telenovelas! Telemundo plans to shoot about 1,100 hours of telenovelas in Miami-Dade this year. That represents an investment of about $35 million and 550 new jobs.
Jose Canseco spent his time on Celebrity Apprentice being as boring as possible and playing a lot of catch with Meatloaf. Then he left early, saying his father was deathly ill. Then Canseco was supposed to fight in a celebrity boxing match in Hollywood, but tried to send his twin brother Ozzie in ... More >>
These belong to Martha Stewart but the idea remains the same. There is something about cupcakes that instantly infuses joy. They unearth childhood nostalgia. They are cute bundles of sweetness. They are like small personal gifts just waiting to be unwrapped. Cupcakes are also the perfect sweet tr ... More >>
When MTV announced Jersey Shore would film its second season in South Beach, Miami became the only place outside of Jersey to become infected by a Jersey-fied reality show. So last night's South Park, in which the mountain town is suddenly overrun by "cabbage-muffed" Jerseyites, hit close to home ... More >>
You didn't think Cooking Channel would stay Rachel Ray-less, did you?When it started, we gave the Cooking Channel one year -- two year, tops -- before Scripps Network would decide it wasn't a big cash cow. Not because we don't relish the though of a high-end version from the Food Network, but bec ... More >>
Justin Timberlake made an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno earlier this week to promote his new film Social Network. The conversation eventually turned to the NBA, where Timberlake proclaimed his beloved L.A. Lakers would pull off the Three-Peat this year. Leno then asked about how th ... More >>
Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio won the Emmy last night. Last night, Top Chef pulled off a major upset in the Outstanding Reality Competition Program category at the 62nd annual Emmy Awards. For seven years, since the category was introduced, The Amazing Race has swept the competition. ... More >>
Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoWith the departure of Kenny, I wasn't looking forward to this episode of Top Chef. I thought it would be all about Angelo and his ego. And in a way it was; just not the usual bragging and posturing. Dude seemed off his game last night. What was consistent in this ep ... More >>
Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoMarcus Samuelson and Padma LakshmiCan we just skip this middling episode and embrace the fabulousness that is Restaurant Wars next week? The preview looks like the drama-filled, make-it-or-break it moments Top Chef is celebrated for. So excited.In the meantime, with ... More >>
Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoPack up your knives, Andrea.This episode began with some obligatory scenes in the Top Chef brownstone. While Angelo was missing ousted Tamesha, Kenny was still licking his wounds from being sent to Judges' Table by his peers: "For the last challenge I wasn't on the ... More >>
Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoAndrea is finally on top!This episode of Top Chef marked the first of the show's fauxmances, with the pairing off of Angelo and Tamesha in one corner, and Ed and Tiffany in another. Is it a sign of gamesmanship or true love? Or are these lusty chefs getting lonely i ... More >>
Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoGo Andrea, go!Season seven of Top Chef launched last night and it was great to see a very buxom Padma Lakshmi and no-nonsense Tom Colicchio return to the airwaves. This version of Top Chef is set in Washington D.C., and the puns about cooking in our nation's capital en ... More >>
courtesy of Cupcakes NoveauCristina Valdes and Shayrin BadilloIt seems like Miami will have a lot of talent to follow on TV this summer. We have Andrea Curto-Randazzo on Top Chef, Aria Kagan on The Next Food Network Star, and now the girls behind Cupcakes Nouveau will be starring in the new Food ... More >>
"They put all the bodies in the streets, lined up. There was a school, about 60 kids. The whole school dropped down. You're talking about three stories, all the kids dead."--Jimmy Louis, talking about tragedy in Haiti"My staff and I have worked unbelievably hard and we are very proud of our contr ... More >>
Fox BroadcastingDo you have the bollocks?First there was the original kitchen battle from Japan, Iron Chef. Then came Food Network's Iron Chef America, Fox's Hell's Kitchen, and Bravo's Top Chef series; Top Chef Masters soon followed. You would think the pot has boiled over, but no!&n ... More >>
The premiere of Brooke Knows Best's second season was, dare I say, touching. We all know the personal saga of the Hogans (a messy divorce, the son's stint in jail, and the matriarch dating a 19-year-old boy toy), but that episode almost made you feel for a family with loads of money and a dan ... More >>
This man loves Mac's Club Deuce. (Reason No. 293 why we love this man.) Better Than: Pounding cheap beers between a soul-crushing double on the saute station. The evidence, plainly, is undeniable: the best-selling books, the top-rated Travel Channel Show, the Top Chef judging gigs. Hell, even t ... More >>
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Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Fest reels in the Project Runway winner.
Its Super Grover at the BankUnited Center!